). An Armenian goddess, probably to be
identified with Aphrodité. Her temple stood in the district of
Acilisené, in the territory between the northern and southern branches of the
Euphrates. This temple had set apart for it a large tract of land, which was cultivated by
male and female slaves (ἱερόδουλοι
). It was famous for its
riches, and from it Antony in his Parthian expedition carried away an image of the goddess
made of solid gold (Pliny , Pliny H. N. xxxiii.
). Anaïtis was worshipped also at Zela in Pontus, and in
Comana.—Among the Lydians, the name Anaïtis was given to Artemis (Pausan.
iii. 16, 8).